Hospitals and Nursing, Medical, Senior Citizen Interests

Four Seasons Receives HRSA Grant Expanding Hospice and Palliative Care in Eight WNC Counties

Author: Four Seasons Compassion for Life
Dateline: Flat Rock, North Carolina (FLAT ROCK, N.C.)  | Thu, 26 Sep 2013

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “Rural and medically underserved populations of eight western North Carolina counties will now have improved end of life care, thanks to a model education and training program of Four Seasons Compassion for Life. The program is funded by Health Resources and Services Administration, a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.”



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Rural and medically underserved populations of eight western North Carolina counties will now have improved end of life care, thanks to a model education and training program of Four Seasons Compassion for Life. The program is funded by Health Resources and Services Administration, a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Buncombe, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Polk, Rutherford, Swain and Transylvania counties fall within the medically underserved areas which will receive improved hospice and palliative care services from Four Seasons. Six of the eight counties are also designated as primary health care professional shortage areas, making the grant's emphasis on professional practice particularly relevant.

For those with life-limiting or advanced illness, "the program will improve patient outcomes and quality of life, and reduce costs for all parties involved," according to Rebekah Reeves, a registered nurse and program director.

"The patient and family remains at the center of everything we do," says Renee Barnwell, a registered nurse who serves on the program team with Reeves as project manager.

Led by specially trained nurse leaders, patient-centered teams will share information across disciplines, creating and expanding opportunities for professional collaborations at all levels.

The program is fully funded by a $1,419,046 federal grant disbursed in installments by HRSA over three years, with a substantive focus on nurse leadership through education, practice, quality, and retention. In order to fully benefit rural and medically underserved populations in western N.C., the program involves co-operation and collaboration with local hospitals, area universities, and community-based non-profits, among others.

"We don't want to keep this program to ourselves," says Barnwell. "This way of practicing nursing is a way to develop, implement, and achieve very high patient outcomes, reduce costs related to health care, and increase patient and family satisfaction."

The overarching goal is to enhance Four Seasons' existing team model into a robust, sustainable collaborative practice model which can be shared with other hospice and palliative care providers at the regional, state and national levels.

"Rural Americans suffer a heavier disease burden than those living in urban areas," Chris Comeaux, chief executive officer of Four Seasons, said. "Rural counties tend to be poorer by comparison, and individuals in rural counties in western North Carolina are more likely to live below the poverty line."

In western North Carolina, the poverty level ranges from 12.4 percent to 20.5 percent of the population, compared with 16.2 percent for the state.

Additionally, in 2013, in Buncombe County alone, the numbers of individuals aged 60 and over is expected to nearly double, he says. By some estimates, 42.8 percent of Buncombe County residents are already either baby boomers or older. In neighboring Henderson County, the number of persons aged 65 and older is 23 percent, compared with the state average of 13 percent.

Four Seasons Compassion for Life - http://www.fourseasonscfl.org/ - is a state leader in hospice and palliative care, serving individuals across western North Carolina.

"The disparity in social and economic status in rural areas throughout the region is underscored by needs of an aging population," adds Comeaux. "We are very excited that this program will directly address those needs and have a direct impact on the future of palliative and end of life care."

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Medical, Product Launches, Veterinary, Animals, Pets and Zoos

Leading Edge Veterinary Equipment Extends their Product Line into Anesthesia with the New Tec 3 Vaporizer

Author: Leading Edge Veterinary Equipment
Dateline: Denver, Colorado (DENVER, Colo.)  | Wed, 25 Sep 2013

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “Leading Edge announces the new Tec 3 Vaporizer that extends its offerings into anesthetics and carries a 72 month warranty. The Tec 3 uses proven design principles to ensure output concentration is unaffected by flow rate, temperature differences, length of use, liquid level, or back pressure fluctuation within its clinical range.”



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Leading Edge Veterinary Equipment announces the new Tec 3 Vaporizer that extends its offerings into anesthetics and carries a 72 month warranty. The Tec 3 uses proven design principles to ensure output concentration is unaffected by flow rate, temperature differences, length of use, liquid level, or back pressure fluctuation within its clinical range.

"We are very excited to add the Tec 3 Vaporizer to our product line" says Scott Hopkins, Account Executive for Leading Edge Veterinary Equipment. "We're confident this vaporizer will give veterinarians the highly accurate and consistent results they are looking for, while giving them piece of mind by offering a 72 month warranty."

And as a special introductory price, Leading Edge is offering the Tec 3 for only $999 including free shipping.

Leading Edge distributors will be showcasing its products at the Southwest Veterinary Symposium on September 26 - 29, 2013.

The Tec 3 Vaporizer by Leading Edge features:
* Isoflurane.
* Well-fill.
* Positive-locking dial to prevent unintentional engagement.
* Automatic flow rate and temperature compensation.
* Large sight glass for at-a-glance liquid level monitoring.

Leading Edge Veterinary Equipment offers a broad product line of advanced medical equipment for veterinarians. Additional product lines include fluid management, sample processing, microscopy, imaging, and sterilization.

For more information about the Tec 3 Vaporizer or other Leading Edge products, visit http://www.LeadingEdgeVet.com/ .

About Leading Edge Veterinary Equipment:

Leading Edge provides veterinary professionals high-performance, competitively priced, reliable veterinary equipment, backed by world-class support and service. As a single source Veterinary medical equipment company, Leading Edge products are available only through a limited and select group of distributors, who share in our philosophies and standards of excellence, commitment and service.

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Medical, Surgery and Neurotechnology

2013 Neurotech Leaders Forum to Feature Promising New Startups

Author: Neurotech Reports
Dateline: San Francisco, California (SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.)  | Mon, 23 Sep 2013

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “Neurotech Reports announced today that several startup and early stage neurotechnology companies will be presenting at the 2013 Neurotech Leaders Forum, to be held in San Francisco October 14-15. Danny Sachs, M.D., a serial entrepreneur who has founded several neurotech and medical technology firms, will keynote the event.”



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Neurotech Reports announced today that several startup and early stage neurotechnology companies will be presenting at the 2013 Neurotech Leaders Forum, to be held in San Francisco Oct. 14-15. Danny Sachs, M.D., a serial entrepreneur who has founded several neurotech and medical technology firms, will keynote the event.

Companies presenting include Neuro Recovery Technologies, Inc., a Southern California neurorehabilitation startup co-founded by UCLA professor Reggie Edgerton. The company is developing a novel spinal cord stimulation system to promote rehabilitation and locomotion in individuals with spinal cord injury.

Also presenting is EnteroWave Inc., a Stanford University spinoff developing a neurostimulation system for the gastrointestinal tract, and Mainstay Medical, a European firm developing an implanted stimulation system for chronic low back pain. Another presenting firm is SynTouch LLC, a Southern California firm co-founded by Gerald Loeb, a professor at USC and one of the inventors of the Bion microstimulator.

Danny Sachs, M.D., a serial entrepreneur who has founded several neurotech and medical technology firms, will keynote the event on October 14. He will speak on fostering innovation in neurotechnology. The first day of the conference will be devoted to the market for implanted neurotech devices.

The second day will explore developments in noninvasive stimulation, neurosensing and diagnostics, consumer neurotech applications, and advances in brain-computer interfaces.

"This year's Neurotech Leaders Forum offers an excellent opportunity to see the very latest technology and market developments in both consumer and healthcare neurotech," said James Cavuoto, editor and Publisher of Neurotech Business Report.

Speakers and panelists at the conference include venture capital professionals Roger Quy of Technology Partners, Manuel Lopez-Figueroa of Bay City Capital, and Kevin Wasserstein of Mentor-Catalyst.com. Clinicians on the panel include Dan DiLorenzo, a neurosurgery fellow at Rush University, Graham Creasey, professor of neurosurgery at Stanford University School of Medicine, and Philip Kennedy of Emory University and Neural Signals Inc.

Other speakers include Eric Brelje from Medtronic's business development unit, Gary Heit, president of Heit Consulting, Victor Pikov from Huntington Medical Research Institutes, Ann Bunnenberg, CEO of Electrical Geodesics, and David Wood, CEO of Spinal Modulation Inc. Also speaking will be Jennifer French, a quadriplegic who won a Silver Medal in sailing at the 2012 Paralympic Games after receiving an implanted neurostimulation system.

Cirtec Medical Systems is Platinum Sponsor of the event. Micro Systems Technologies is the Gold Sponsor, and Stellar Technologies is the Silver Sponsor.

For more information, contact James Cavuoto at 415-546-1259 or visit http://www.neurotechreports.com/pages/leadersforum.html .

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Family, Parenting and Children, Medical

Sacramento’s First Walk of Hope Supports Local Couples Struggling with Infertility

Author: California IVF Fertility Center
Dateline: Sacramento, California (SACRAMENTO, Calif.)  | Thu, 19 Sep 2013

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “California IVF Fertility Center and RESOLVE, the National Infertility Association, are sponsoring Sacramento's first Walk of Hope, on Sept. 21, 2013. The Walk of Hope aims to build connections and offer encouragement for the 7.3 million Americans struggling with infertility.”



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California IVF Fertility Center and RESOLVE, the National Infertility Association, are sponsoring Sacramento's first Walk of Hope, on Sept. 21, 2013. The Walk of Hope aims to build connections and offer encouragement for the 7.3 million Americans struggling with infertility.

The Walk of Hope is being held at 8 a.m. on Saturday, September 21 at Crocker Park in Sacramento. All funds raised at the event will go to supporting RESOLVE's advocacy efforts and public awareness goals.

"One in eight couples are considered infertile," said Barbara Collura, President/CEO of RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association, "Often times those couples feel alone or isolated. With the Walk of Hope we want to bring a sense of awareness, understanding and compassion to families in Northern California."

In California alone, nearly 800,000 couples are considered infertile. Many of them are looking for alternate options to grow their families. California IVF Fertility Center provides medical treatments such as in-vitro fertilization and embryo adoption for couples facing fertility challenges, changing the lives of families across the region.

"We are proud to walk alongside local couples who are struggling with infertility," said infertility specialist and California IVF founder, Ernest Zeringue, MD. "We hope to provide the information and support needed for couples who want to start building their families."

More information can be found online at http://www.resolve.org/ . Registration is under way here: http://goo.gl/DNHYvZ .

Walk of Hope video: http://youtu.be/54nWTJUSV2g .

About RESOLVE:

RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association, established in 1974, is a non-profit organization with the only established, nationwide network mandated to promote reproductive health and to ensure equal access to all family building options for men and women experiencing infertility or other reproductive disorders.

About California IVF:

Founded in 2004 California IVF Fertility Center California IVF is a local fertility clinic of choice for many infertility patients in the Greater Sacramento, Roseville, Fairfield, and San Francisco Bay areas. Advanced infertility services such as in vitro fertilization (IVF), donor sperm and donor eggs, embryo freezing or cryopreservation, ICSI, and other treatments for both male and female infertility are offered at its Northern California fertility center.

The California Conceptions Donor Embryo program ( http://californiaconceptions.com/ ) provides an egg donor and adoption alternative to failed IVF patients from around the world. The staff includes a team of Sacramento fertility doctors and experienced embryologists who are skilled at performing pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) and screening (PGS).

For more information about infertility and California IVF, please visit http://www.californiaivf.com/ .

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Insurance, Medical, Taxes and Accounting

ClaimJockey Increases the Likelihood of Collecting Long-Term Care Insurance Benefits by Helping Families Submit Clean Claims

Author: FCF Holding
Dateline: Kansas City, Missouri (KANSAS CITY, Mo.)  | Mon, 19 Aug 2013

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “FCF Holding today announced the results of the market test of ClaimJockey, their new long-term care insurance claims assistance service, the first of its kind in America. 'It's proving more successful than when families tackle the claims process alone,' says Wendy Rinehart, President.”



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FCF Holding today announced the results of the market test of ClaimJockey, their new long-term care insurance claims assistance service, the first of its kind in America. "It's proving more successful than when families tackle the claims process alone," says Wendy Rinehart, President.

In the market test, ClaimJockey had close to a 100 percent success rate on filed claims. Families attempting to file claims on their own have a much lower success rate the first time they attempt the paperwork. "In our experience, carriers pay 100 percent of the time when claims are appropriate and documentation is complete."

Filing LTC claims is especially hard because, "it's a type of insurance that requires a mainly senior population to understand and navigate a complex process at the most difficult time of their lives," says Rinehart.

"It can be overwhelming. And it requires attention month after month. We reach out and hold the family's hand. Our goal is to empower families and to help them understand their policy so that they can decide whether the timing is right to file a claim. We strive to give them the tools they need to be successful. If they are overwhelmed and want help with the process we offer to take this burden off of their plate. We take care of the legal paperwork, so they can get back to quality time with their loved one."

The insurance carriers also value the ClaimJockey service, according to Rinehart. "It helps them save human resource time and avoid negative publicity when they have to deny a claim that was filed too soon or with the wrong type of care provider. They appreciate it when claims are not filed prematurely."

"ClaimJockey service fees are reasonable," says Rinehart, "because of low overhead, operational efficiencies, and a dedicated team with over 100 years combined long-term care insurance experience. Service packages can vary, depending on the needs of the family."

"Our clients and referral partners across the country tell us they're thrilled with the service, compassion, and results we provide," says Rinehart.

LTC insurance claim payments will mushroom from $6.6 billion in 2012 to $34 billion in 2032, according to American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance. Therefore, ClaimJockey is gearing up to support rapid national growth, Rinehart reports. "It's exciting because of the potential to help so many families."

More information is available at http://www.claimjockey.com/ or 800-791-6324. Beginning in October, ClaimJockey will be featured on national TV. For a preview, see http://youtu.be/DbqBC52QS8c.

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Long Term Care, Medical, Senior Citizen Interests

Numbers of Buncombe, Western North Carolina Residents Living with Serious Illness on the Rise, says Four Seasons Compassion for Life

Author: Four Seasons Compassion for Life
Dateline: Asheville, North Carolina (ASHEVILLE, N.C.)  | Wed, 07 Aug 2013

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “According to Four Seasons Compassion for Life, North Carolina area services, options and support result in relocation of patients in need of long-term care options. Fewer than 15 minutes: That's how long it took for a Virginia neurologist to tell Karen Zimmerman, then 51, a member of the Board of Directors of the National Alzheimer's Association, the results of her medical tests.”



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According to Four Seasons Compassion for Life, North Carolina area services, options and support result in relocation of patients in need of long-term care options. Fewer than 15 minutes: That's how long it took for a Virginia neurologist to tell Karen Zimmerman, then 51, a member of the Board of Directors of the National Alzheimer's Association, the results of her medical tests.

The conversation went something like this: "I'm sorry to tell you, ma'am, but you have young onset Alzheimer's disease. Don't worry, you have many years of productive life ahead of you." Then, as the physician wrote out two prescriptions, he said, "You're not going back to work ever."

There was no follow-up, recalls her husband, Keith Holdsworth. Zero.

Today, Zimmerman, 56, and Holdsworth, live in the Fletcher home they began building in 2005, three years before Karen's diagnosis. Through Alzheimer's advocacy work, the couple heard North Carolina might offer the support Karen needed. Taking a closer look, and confirming their impression, they relocated to Buncombe County. Previously planning to relocate to be near their daughter, who has lived in Asheville for 15 years, they amped up their plans.

The numbers of Buncombe County residents like Zimmerman who live with the emotional and financial burdens of a long-term illness are on the rise, say regional experts. Contributing factors include the popularity of the Asheville area as a relocation destination, the region's aging population, and high mortality rates.

"Information and support for living with a serious illness is needed before an illness occurs, not after," says Chris Comeaux, CEO of Four Seasons Compassion for Life, Flat Rock, which provides assistance to those living with a serious illness through hospice or palliative care.

Zimmerman's first visit with an Asheville physician in December 2010 took more than three and one-half hours. He interviewed both Karen and Keith, weighing her evaluation, diagnostics, and the mental and physical elements associated with living with a serious illness.

The visit was "vastly different than having no information in Virginia," says Holdsworth.

Understanding Patient Needs:

Patients living with serious or long term illness aren't simply demographics or statistics, says Comeaux. They're people first. And the experience of living with a serious illness impacts not only the person who's sick, but also every member of that person's family and extended community.

"Each person's journey through illness affects every aspect of their lives, whether their journey leads to recovery or transition," he says.

Life changes, such as family and social dynamics, can be a source of comfort or difficulty. In Zimmerman's case, relocation has been a source of comfort. Despite the isolation while Keith is working, Karen has developed a network of neighbors and friends, and has taken up pottery as a hobby.

"The kindness of people here is off the charts," says Holdsworth.

As a long term illness progresses, everyone involved may feel emotions, including the person who is seriously ill. The patient can experience anger and loss deeply as they watch health and well-being slip away. Others, remain determinedly hopeful.

"I'm optimistic, keep things going, and take life one day at a time," says Zimmerman. "There's just no other way to do it on this mountain. I just keep on doing and keep on doing."

Right now, she's putting up berries.

"I pull out the food, and the food is good." She adds, "Right now, in my hands, I have a half a pint of blueberries. I've got 40 quarts put up."

She sees the richness of life on "my mountain" as viable confirmation that the course they've chosen is the right one. As Zimmerman's needs change, so will the choices. Holdsworth is already thinking ahead to the resources needed to manage Karen's symptoms as they increase.

"Patient needs encompass symptom management as well as the practical, personal considerations, whether that person is being cared for in a home, in a traditional setting such as a hospital, or in hospice," says Comeaux.

Care settings and needs are individualized based on the type of illness, prognosis, and personal situation and beliefs, says Comeaux. These include care-giving options and settings, recovery support, and more practical concerns about managing the logistics of illness, financially and emotionally.

Holdsworth says the support needs to be present for the family and caregiver who have known and loved this person as they were before the illness progressed.

"Pretty much everyone needs to see some kind of support when they see the iceberg that was the person melt away," he says.

Comeaux agrees. "The search for meaning in our lives in the face of disease is a journey which affects us all," he says.

About Four Seasons:

Four Seasons is a non-profit hospice and palliative care organization led by a dedicated team of health care professionals, social workers, spiritual care professionals and volunteers. Four Seasons currently serves patients in Henderson, Buncombe, Macon, Jackson, Transylvania and surrounding counties. For information on Four Seasons, visit http://www.fourseasonscfl.org/ or please call 828-526-2552.

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Business, Medical, Ophthalmology and Vision

Southgate Surgery Center Acquires ORA System for Greater Vision Correction Surgery Outcomes and Patient Satisfaction

Author: Southgate Surgery Center
Dateline: Southgate, Michigan (SOUTHGATE, Mich.)  | Fri, 26 Jul 2013

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “Southgate Surgery Center today announced that it has acquired the groundbreaking ORA System to support its ophthalmic surgeon's ability to bring more precise vision outcomes for patients having cataract surgery.”



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Southgate Surgery Center today announced that it has acquired the groundbreaking ORA System to support its ophthalmic surgeon's ability to bring more precise vision outcomes for patients having cataract surgery.

According to Kim Chacon, R.N., Safety and Infection Control Officer at Southgate Surgery Center, "The ORA can also be used for LASIK, radial keratotomy (RK) and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) patients whose corneas have changed and they need a premium lens adjusted or implanted for vision correction."

ORA-guided procedures enable surgeons to measure the eye and refine outcomes during the procedure, rather than having to "wait and see" as with traditional cataract surgery.

Southgate Surgery Center's Administrator, Linda Phillips, R.N., said, "ORA calculates the prescription of the implantable lens real-time, during surgery, with a greater level of precision. We are very excited that our patients will experience the benefits of this new technology. We expect patient satisfaction to be extremely high."

The new technology is proven to significantly improve post-op outcomes compared to in-office biometry and intraocular lens formulas: Nearly 80 percent of ORA-guided patients are within 0.50 diopter of intended visual outcome post-op, compared to 60 percent with traditional cataract surgery.

ORA is also proven to be particularly effective at reducing -- by as much as two to five times -- the need for a follow-up or enhancement procedure.

The ORA System(R) is compatible with all premium intraocular lenses and is especially helpful in treating patients with astigmatism and cataract patients with previous LASIK surgery.

About Southgate Surgery Center:

Serving Southeast Michigan and the Downriver community since 1976, Southgate Surgery Center specializes in ophthalmology, gastroenterology, pain management and minor general outpatient procedures. Southgate Surgery Center offers patients efficient, quality, personal care with lower co-pays and exceptional customer satisfaction.

Learn more at: http://www.southgatesurgery.com/ .

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Hospitals and Nursing, Medical, Senior Citizen Interests

Janet Bull, Chief Medical Officer of Four Seasons Compassion for Life, is a Nominee for Top 25 Visionaries in the Field

Author: Four Seasons Compassion for Life
Dateline: Flat Rock, North Carolina (FLAT ROCK, N.C.)  | Wed, 24 Jul 2013

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “Janet Bull, M.D., chief medical officer of Four Seasons Compassion For Life, is a nominee for American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine's list of top 25 visionaries in the field. Bull provides psychological and spiritual support to her patients exceeding the norm in the wider medical field.”



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Janet Bull, M.D., chief medical officer of Four Seasons Compassion For Life, is a nominee for American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine's list of top 25 visionaries in the field. Bull provides psychological and spiritual support to her patients exceeding the norm in the wider medical field.

"Palliative care includes mind, body, and spirit," Bull says. "I guide or collaborate with the team to enhance the meaning in patients' lives while affecting the best care."

Earlier this year, Bull received the Josefina B. Magno Distinguished Physician Hospice Award from AAHPM in recognition of the quality services, innovative programs, and exemplary dedication to the practice of palliative medicine in a hospice setting.

"In celebration of its 25th Anniversary, AAHPM has chosen to recognize 25 hospice and palliative medicine 'visionaries' who have greatly influenced the development and expansion of the field," says Chris Comeaux, president and chief executive officer of Four Seasons.

"Dr. Bull made a significant impact in the field during the past 25 years," added Comeaux. "We are delighted that her contribution has been recognized by her peers."

To narrow the field to the final 25 visionaries chosen, more than 100 individuals were nominated by Academy members based on their development and expansion of the field. Individual voters may support up to 10 of these nominees for their significant contribution in the field.

Votes may be cast online prior to July 31, 2013: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/1275369/AAHPM-25th-Anniversary-Visionaries .

"Dr. Bull's contributions to the field certainly deserve to be recognized," says Comeaux. "We encourage everyone who feels drawn to vote to do so."

The top 25 visionaries will be announced later this year as part of AAHPM's 25th anniversary celebration.

Janet Bull, M.D., is chief medical officer at Four Seasons Hospice Compassion for Life ( http://www.fourseasonscfl.org/ ), which is a state leader in hospice and palliative care, serving individuals across western North Carolina. She is the 2013 recipient of the Josefina B. Magno Distinguished Hospice Physician Award by the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, which recognize quality services and innovative programs and exemplary dedication to the practice of palliative medicine in a hospice setting.

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Health, Diet and Fitness, Medical

Free Webcast: Jewish and Yogic Sounds Google+ Hangout – Create What You Want with the Power of Sounds July 28

Author: Pillai Center For Mind Science
Dateline: San Diego, California (SAN DIEGO, Calif.)  | Fri, 19 Jul 2013

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “The Pillai Center For Mind Science will host a free live-stream webcast and Google+ Hangout on July 28, 2013 to present the power of sounds to increase intelligence. The free webcast will provide a forum for collaborative discussion to researchers, doctors and mystics worldwide.”



A R T I C L E:

The Pillai Center For Mind Science will host a free live-stream webcast and Google+ Hangout on July 28, 2013 to present the power of sounds to increase intelligence. The free webcast will provide a forum for collaborative discussion to researchers, doctors and mystics worldwide.

People who may want to attend may click to: http://www.secretpowersoundsdecoded.com/ . The website, Secret Power Sounds Decoded, also gives instant access to free mp3 downloads of power sounds which Dr. Baskaran Pillai, Founder of Pillai Center For Mind Science, says have been shown to increase intelligence (IQ), clear thinking, mind body coordination and faster manifestation.

The July 28, 2013 live forum webcast takes place on Sunday, 9 a.m. PDT / 12 Noon EDT and will include:
* 5 Steps to Extract Power From Sounds;
* Scientific findings on how sounds change DNA: Encoded sounds in DNA have been linked by scientific research to success as scientists, bankers, Hollywood producers and gurus.
* Secrets of the "Wisdom Gene": the history of power sounds in the Yogic and Jewish traditions:

"Thinking can create and what is thinking? Thinking is just using sounds. Sounds do create. Sounds can influence your genes. Sounds carry intelligence, so my equation is: Sound equals Intelligence. I will explain the process to understand the process of the philosophy of sound," says Dr. Pillai.

Dr. Pillai will cover five steps which he said will help people create what they want with just the power of sounds:
1.Uncover the mysteries around the power of sound;
2.Understand the science behind the "Wisdom Gene";
3.Decode the meaning of sounds;
4.Identify the sounds that help;
5.Activate the ancient sounds to open a new reality.

People have reported remarkable success with working with the sounds to achieve their goals: "I used Dr Pillai's [sound] technique for Material Comfort ... and was able to manifest a 2-story house in 4 months. Years later, I followed Dr Pillai's teaching to work with the seed sound 'SHREEM' to attract wealth ... and a larger and more beautiful house," said Vijay, Singapore.

"Working with the secret sound frequencies given to me by Dr. Pillai my life has transformed in one year more than I could have ever imagined," said Saj P., Internet Entrepreneur, U.K.

Scheduled Featured Guests:
Dr. Baskaran Pillai, Founder, Pillai Center For Mind Science.
Judge Shlomo Shoham.
Eliana Gilad, founder of Voices of Eden, Ancient Healing and Transformational Music.
Rabbi Robert Teixeira, LCSW, New York.
Dr. A. A. Gowtham, MD, Australia.
Guests information: http://www.secretpowersoundsdecoded.com/guests.php .

Guests will present findings and research on the cultures traditions which used sounds for intelligence:

"I would like to present some facts regarding the Jewish people. So despite making up only 2 percent or 3 percent of the American population, they represent 50 percent of the top 200 intellectuals in the U.S. and 40 percent of Nobel Prize winners in Science and Economics. They represent 20 percent of professors in the top universities, 59 percent of writers, producers, and directors of the top 50 movies, and more than 50 percent of world chess champions," said A. Gowtham, MD, Australia (July 14, 2013, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQeqKg4KJ9E ).

"What I want to do ultimately is to unravel the sounds that can give better intelligence for the entire human race. And so that is precisely what has been in my mind and that's what started this forum," said Dr. Pillai.

About Dr. Pillai:

Dr. Pillai has brought meditations to a world-wide audience for over thirty years: He was the teacher who gave the Ah Meditation to Wayne Dyer. Meditations from his book "One Minute Guide to Prosperity and Enlightenment," published in 2004, are practiced by over a million people worldwide. In July, 2008, he introduced the Grace Light Meditation, received by more than 400,000 online YouTube participants.

His online YouTube meditations for weight loss, wealth, relationship, leadership training and online free LightBody activation webinars, including "Awaken Your Inner Power," Golden Lotus Meditation, Midbrain Miracle Method, Millionaire Yoga Training, and "How To Get Things Fast" have been viewed by over 14.5 million people worldwide ( http://youtube.com/PillaiCenter & HumanEvolutionTV YouTube Channels).

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Medical, Medical Business Services

WebPAX v8 – The Fastest, Most Technologically Advanced Zero-Footprint Medical Image Viewer Yet

Author: Heart Imaging Technologies
Dateline: Durham, North Carolina (DURHAM, N.C.)  | Tue, 16 Jul 2013

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “Heart IT today announced the release of Version 8 of their flagship products: WebPAX PACS and Universal Viewer. Heart Imaging Technologies is the global leader that pioneered the first FDA approved zero-footprint medical imaging workstation.”



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Heart IT today announced the release of Version 8 of their flagship products: WebPAX PACS and Universal Viewer. Heart Imaging Technologies is the global leader that pioneered the first FDA approved zero-footprint medical imaging workstation.

The WebPAX(R) product line offers leading edge medical image management and distribution platforms that enable the viewing of all medical images, including Radiology and Cardiology images, on the web, on a zero-footprint basis, and 100 percent diagnostic quality.

The newest release of WebPAX offers a number of key features and enhancements, which are all designed to improve the workflow of the Cardiologist and Radiologist reading medical images.

Brent Reed, CTO stated: "It's now commonplace for physicians to make their primary reads outside of the physical walls of the hospital. Version 8 leverages brand new technology which optimizes that experience."

Reed added, "For example, Cardiologists who read Echo's at home will now be able to navigate all series of a study in quick succession comparable to how they view them through standalone workstations. V8 changes the way images can be accessed by physicians and truly has the potential to improve the quality of care for patients."

Version 8 offers an array of improvements in admin tools, viewer tools, image management, as well as patient management. One of the primary benefits of WebPAX version 8 is that it increases the speed by which medical images can be viewed on the web independently of the available bandwidth.

Michael Parsons, Director of Software Development, said "WebPAX version 8 is our most effective and comprehensive release yet. As a web-based medical imaging viewing application, one of the greatest challenges we face, is facilitating the viewing of medical images over the bandwidth that is available to the customer, regardless of location. In Version 8, through the utilization of HTML 5 technologies and increasing the efficiency of our code, we have been able to significantly improve the speed by which the medical images can be loaded and displayed."

About Heart Imaging Technologies, LLC:

Founded in 2000 and headquartered near North Carolina's Research Triangle Park, Heart IT is a global leader in the medical image web enablement field. Their flagship product, WebPAX is the first FDA approved zero-footprint medical image workstation. It provides web-based medical image management technology and services to health care systems, large hospitals and private clinics as well as drug and device companies sponsoring multi-center clinical trials.

Worldwide, WebPAX systems currently provide secure web browser access to over one billion medical images. For more information visit our website at http://www.heartit.com/ .

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